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“Love & Hate Relationship here”

Howard's Cafe Bakery & Juice Bar
Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Occidental
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: European, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout
Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Love & Hate Relationship here”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

When Howard's is good, they are great! However, if you get them when they are too busy or any time during the week around lunch or you get one of the apathetic servers (which is nearly all of them save a couple), good luck getting your food hot, much less as you ordered it.

And the food is pretty good, when it's hot as ordered. Their gluten free waffle is one of my favorite waffles (most of my friends can't even tell its GF) and they have a wonderful breakfast selection before 12:30.

Go early on the weekends, expect a wait. And enjoy quirky Occidental.

Visited July 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Sunnyvale, California
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Not to be missed for Breakfast!!!”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great Food, Fast Service from a Very Friendly Staff.
We loved this place and will come here again any time we are in the charming town of Occidental. Love this Place!

Visited July 2014
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Russian River, Wine Country California
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“It's an old favorite of ours....”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

Good, traditional, homemade food. Huge portions, A bit noisy, so sit in the side room. Friendly staff

Visited July 2014
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great smoothies and breakfast”
Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Crowded, but very nice cafe, great juice and smoothies variety, huge selection of different breakfasts, good service

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Marin County Ca
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Breakfasts wow - lunch lags”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

I can understand the reviews on Howard's, their breakfast menu is awesome. I found the lunch lacking. The malt was thin and the crab sandwich bland and lacking. There was a lot of opportunity to ramp the specials up.

  • Visited June 2014
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